The National Scoliosis Foundation has published an informative article on Exercise For Adolescents
This article describes advantages and limitations of exercise for adolescents with scoliosis.
In this article, we will present some of the advantages and limitations of exercise for adolescents with scoliosis.
Several programs aimed at correcting or arresting scoliosis have been proposed over the decades. Through these programs one attempts to exert corrective forces on the spine by active contraction of trunk muscles in directions thought to reverse the scoliosis curves. Some approaches seek positions and postures which are noted to reduce the scoliosis deformity.
Exercise programs have often been prescribed for those wearing corrective scoliosis braces. These are intended to help the wearer adapt to the brace, to encourage the active correction of the spinal deformity, and to maintain the trunk musculature during the bracing program.
Fortunately, most people with scoliosis are completely normal in their ability to participate in sports and recreational exercises. For some with severe deformities leading to respiratory function changes, and for those post-scoliosis surgery patients, some sports restrictions may be advised. Your scoliosis specialist can make recommendations concerning these.
Read the full article here.
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